|Birth: ||Aug. 31, 1834|
|Death: ||Jan. 6, 1920|
San Diego County
Husband founded the Rocky Mountain News. Founded the Ladies Union Aid Society and the E M Byers Home for Boys.
When her husband was found to have been having an affair with a married woman, there was a major scandal, but Elizabeth remained with him. The scandal ruined his chances for public office, however.
Married in November, 1854, she was of Muscatine, Iowa; a granddaughter of former Governor Lucas of Ohio and later Governor of Iowa.
Horatio Nelson Sumner (1808 - 1875)
Minerva Lucas Sumner (1811 - 1886)
William Newton Byers (1831 - 1903)
Frank Sumner Byers (1855 - 1937)*
Marietta Sumner Sheriff (1829 - 1904)*
Robert Lucas Sumner (1832 - 1905)*
Elizabeth Minerva Sumner Byers (1834 - 1920)
Edward Culver Sumner (1837 - 1880)*
John Colton Sumner (1840 - 1907)*
Charles Nealley Sumner (1843 - 1861)*
Flora Sumner Thomas (1850 - 1943)*
Created by: A.Firefly
Record added: Aug 20, 2009
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